I wish I could feel more pleasure: but I seem dead to all emotion except those of anguish and despair.
— Oscar Wilde (via mirroir)
Have more than you show,
Speak less than you know.
— William Shakespeare, King Lear: Act 1, Scene 4 (via mercurieux)
I woke up thinking a very pleasant thought. There is lots left in the world to read.
— Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist (via brooklynbookfestival)